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The silk painting, shown above, is by Ty Mam Duw, Poor Clare Colettines, Hawarden, WALES GB. Their website is here. Ty Mam Duw is Welsh and means The House of the Mother of God. Our Lady of the Pearl cherishes their friendship and is grateful for their many kindnesses and prayers. The image is used with permission.

Entertaining Angels

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mary, Mother of God, Queen of the Apostles

Isn’t it strange that those seeking equality with men and in the process, seeking the priesthood for women, miss the glorious elevation of all women as found in the Catholic Church through Mary, the Mother of the Church? God does not leave woman in the Garden where she is blamed for the downfall of the human race into sin and suffering but brings forth Mary, full of grace, the Mother of God. She is not hidden behind her Son in false humility but comes forth, proclaiming at Lourdes, "I am the Immaculate Conception.” Mary is "Queen of the Apostles" but does not claim apostolic powers for herself. She possesses something else and something more. Mary’s Magnificat is our song and our prayer, if we women would but realize it.

My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden,
For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. . . .

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